Teachers union recruits in Clovis

CNJ staff The National Education Association is meeting with members of the Clovis Municipal School District this week as part of a membership drive. According to the school employee union’s Web site, Clovis is the target of the union’s membership campaign. Representatives will also discuss state funding and other issues affecting school employees, according to […]

State workers’ union not pushing pay issue

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican

Government retiree `double dipping’ targeted

By Doug Mattson Politicians and union leaders alike are taking aim at the controversial practice of “double-dipping” — public employees returning to work after retirement to collect a salary and pension. The issue comes as lawmakers consider ways to keep some of New Mexico’s biggest retirement funds from hemorrhaging money. The Public Employees Retirement Association […]

ENMU Wind Symphony presenting concert

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Courtesy photo The Eastern New Mexico Wind Symphony will hold its first concert of the year at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Campus Union Ballroom. Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico Wind Symphony will hold its first concert of the year at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Campus Union Ballroom. Pieces to be played […]

Farm bill workshop set for Tuesday

CNJ Staff The Rocky Mountain Farmers Union is holding a 7 p.m. workshop today at K-Bob’s Steakhouse regarding the Farm Bill, according to a press release from the Union. National Farmers Union President Tom Bius will give an overview of the bill and experts from commodity groups, government, rural development and insurance will talked about […]

Business Digest: Harley-Davidson collects award

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer High Plains Harley-Davidson of Clovis was awarded the company’s 2007 model year Bronze Bar and Shield Circle of Achievement Award. The award is based on levels in motorcycle and related product sales, customer service and satisfaction, the facility, the staff’s skill level and other operational measures. Located at 4400 […]

Nov. 7, 1921

Murray’s Confectionery offered “Mistletoe Ice Cream.” … The Clovis News reported interest was growing in the Union Bible studies held at the Presbyterian Church by Mrs. Swartzbaugh. … A piano recital held by Mrs. W.T. Knight’s pupils was deemed a success.

ENMU holding homecoming

By Casey Peacock: Freedom New Mexico Sen. Pete Domenici and the undefeated 1957 Greyhounds football team will be among those honored during this year’s Eastern New Mexico University homecoming. Domenici, R-N.M., the longest serving senator in state history, will be given an honorary lifetime alumni award Saturday during a homecoming breakfast. The 1957 Greyhounds football […]

Watchdog office’s unionization will build partisanship

By Freedom New Mexico Much of what most Americans know about Washington’s wasteful ways, they know because of the Government Accountability Office (formerly the General Accounting Office), an apolitical arm of Congress that audits and investigates federal agencies and activities. But whether GAO will remain the credible, nimble, relatively objective and independent watchdog it’s been, […]

Wilson to host Farm Bill meeting

CNJ Staff Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., will be in Portales Friday to host a roundtable about the 2007 Farm Bill reauthorization bill currently being considered in Congress. The roundtable will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Sandia Room of the Campus Union Building at Eastern New Mexico University. The public is invited to attend.

Court limits use of non-union member dues

By Freedom Newspapers “To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.” Who could deny such words? Who among us would want our money taken from us and used to aid political groups and to advance political ideas that we find […]

Despite flaws, Yeltsin had marks of true hero

By Freedom Newspapers Boris Yeltsin, the first elected president of Russia in all its long history, died Monday at 76. He may have been a flawed character, a leader who will leave an ambiguous legacy. Ultimately, however, as Leon Aron, author of “Yeltsin: A Revolutionary Life” and a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, […]

Jan. 17, 1959

Two brothers from Pennsylvania were caught in the act of burglarizing Irby’s Variety Store at 405 Main. Police said they smashed a window at the rear of the business to gain entry. … Officials announced 359 new homes had been built in Clovis in 1958. … The Junior Bowling League had 35 boys and girls […]

Jan. 4, 1932

Max Kelso was recognized as the first Clovis baby born in 1932. Area merchants presented prizes ranging from a silver spoon to a 48-pound sack of flour. … “Blonde Crazy,” starring James Cagney and Joan Blondell, was showing at the Mesa theater on Clovis’ Main Street. … More than 50 Clovis students were preparing to […]

July 18, 2006 Business Digest

Posinski named Trigg administrator Matt Posinski has been named the new administrator for Dr. Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital (DCT) in Tucumcari, according to a hospital news release. He had been the hospital’s director of rehabilitation services. “As administrator, I will be focused on retaining our excellent staff and maintaining our high level of community […]

Campaign against Wal-Mart hurting, not helping poor

Freedom Newspapers Former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young, a longtime civil-rights activist who helped draft the 1964 Civil Rights Act, is facing criticism that he usually has not had to endure. Union activists are calling him a “corporate shill.” One African-American commentator was even more vicious: “How many more times will other Andys and Amoses of […]

Political criticism shouldn’t be silenced

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist I am not cynical enough. Surely those who do not suffer this deficiency have already read conspiracy into the controversy over two shirts last week on Capitol Hill. But my ability to do likewise is impaired by a need to believe my elected leaders are not total horse’s patoots. Partial […]

10/20 Education Digest

Credit union workers visit schools Credit union employees and volunteers will have visited more than 60 elementary schools across the nation by the end of this week, according to a Credit Union Association of America press release. High Plains Federal Credit Union of Clovis is among the unions participating, the release said. The current generation […]

Cutback decision necessary, healthy part of business

Freedom Newspapers One of the common responses to news that General Motors is slashing its work force by 25,000 — bringing it down to about 125,000 blue-collar and white-collar workers — is that GM is a victim of foreign competition. Published reports suggest that Toyota, whose market share is growing rapidly even as GM’s plummets, […]

French rejection of EU constitution all for good

Freedom Newspapers It wasn’t exactly the French Revolution, but French voters’ decision Sunday to reject the European Union constitution is as revolutionary an action as one might find in Europe these days. It’s all for the good, as we see it, even though the reasons for the rejection weren’t entirely laudable. A coalition of the […]